Sunday, 22 May 2016

Today: Harris Garden Open Afternoon

The Harris Garden on the Whiteknights campus of the University of Reading is open this afternoon, between 2.00pm and 5.30pm in support of Reading Mencap, the local voice for learning disability.

It was established in 1972 and expanded into its current form in 1988. More information about the garden can be found here.

Directions: Pepper Lane, RG6 6UR

£3 entry to the private walled gardens, which are not normally open to the public, includes a raffle ticket for a £50 garden centre voucher - children's entry free.

There will be:

  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Rickshaw rides
  • Tombola
  • Free Tai Chi session
  • Plant sale
  • Treasue Hunt
  • Face Painting

More information about Reading Mencap can be found here. (Charity no. 1118287)

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Consultation On Parking And Pay & Display - Part 2

Here  is the second order, signed today, relating to the Parking and Pay & Display consultation being undertaken by Reading Borough Council in Redlands ward.

As previously reported, these are the maximum arrangements, so the consultation can reduce the hours and area of operation, but not increase or extend them.

READING BOROUGH COUNCIL

The Borough of Reading (Civil Enforcement Area)
(Waiting Restrictions and Pay and Display) (Hospital and University) No.2 Order 2016

Reading Borough Council under Sections 1(1), 2(1) to (3), 4(2), 45, 46, and Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended and under the provisions of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 intends to make an Order the effects of which are:

To introduce, remove or amend existing waiting restrictions and parking places either in the interests of safety or in response to demand. This has necessitated changing or revising existing Traffic Orders.

SCHEDULE 1
MON-FRI 8AM-5.30PM PAY AND DISPLAY
Erleigh Road, northeast side
From a point 65m southeast of its junction with Craven Road to a point 89m southeast of that junction

Erleigh Road, northeast side
From a point 102m southeast of its junction with Craven Road to a point 128m southeast of that junction

Erleigh Road, northeast side
From a point 163m southeast of its junction with Craven Road to a point 177m southeast of that junction

Erleigh Road, northeast side
From a point 198m southeast of its junction with Craven Road to a point 18m northwest of its junction with Denmark Road

Erleigh Road, northeast side
From a point 10m southeast of its junction with Denmark Road to a point 54m northwest of its junction with Alexandra Road

Erleigh Road, southwest side
From a point 65m southeast of its junction with Craven Road to a point 82m southeast of that junction

Erleigh Road, southwest side
From a point 123m southeast of its junction with Craven Road to a point 18m northwest of Denmark Road

Erleigh Road, southwest side
From a point 10m southeast of its junction with Denmark Road to a point 60m northwest of its junction with Alexandra Road

  
SCHEDULE 2
MON-FRI 8AM-5.30PM PAY AND DISPLAY OR RESIDENT PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY, AT ALL OTHER TIMES PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY

Denmark Road, West side
From a point 13m south of its junction with London Road to a point 44m south of that junction

Denmark Road, West side
From a point 10m north of its junction with Erleigh Road to a point 30m north of that junction

Addinton Road, North sideFrom a point 37m west of its junction with Alexandra Road to a point 165m east of its junction with Craven Road

Addinton Road, South side
From a point 14m east of its junction with Redlands Road to a point 87m east of that junction

Addinton Road, South side
From a point 18m east of its junction with Craven Road to a point 10m west of its junction with Cadugan Place

Addinton Road, South side
From a point 10m east of its junction with Cadugan Place to a point 35m west of its junction with Malvern Court

Addinton Road, South side
From a point 23m east of its junction with Malvern Court to a point 36m west of its junction with Alexandra Road

SCHEDULE 3
RESIDENT PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY

Addinton Road, North side
From a point 18m east of its junction with Craven Road to a point 121m east of that junction

SCHEDULE 6
NO WAITING MON-FRI 8AM-5.30PM

Cadugan Place, Western Leg
From the north-west end of Cadugan Place for a distance of 5m in the southerly direction

Copies of the order, statement of reasons, relevant drawings and orders to be varied can be inspected during the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday at the Reception Desk, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading. A copy of this notice can be viewed at www.reading-travelinfo.co.uk

Objections to the proposals, together with the grounds on which they are made, should be sent in writing to the undersigned quoting ref: CA/4748 by no later than 13 June 2016. Objections and comments can be sent by e-mail to highway.objections@reading.gov.uk. If anyone requires any further information please contact Chris Maddocks on 0118 9374950 or Jim Chen on 0118 9372198.

Dated: 19 May 2016                                C J Brooks
                                                          Head of Legal and Democratic Services
                                                          Reading Borough Council

                                                          Civic Offices, Bridge Street,                                                                                                         Reading, RG1 2LU

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Redlands 20 MPH Zone Arrives This Weekend

Alive in Redlands from this Sunday
The much heralded 20 mph zone arrives in Redlands this weekend!

The vast majority of the 128 signs will be in place by this Sunday, 22nd May and the zone will then be activated.

The scheme had been put on hold while anticipated changes in national government regulations were awaited. However, following calls from Labour councillors in January to press ahead anyway, the council was eventually able to move ahead with the scheme.

Evidence shows that most drivers will respect the scheme - and those who don't will find that further enforcement measures will be taken to bolster the scheme.

No doubt others will do their best to claim credit for this scheme in Redlands - as Labour councillors we are very proud to have delivered it for residents who live in our ward.